Twenty years back (it’s not a long time, trust me!) I had started a course in physiotherapy at the University of Malta. Looking back at that experience, to borrow a phrase from John Paul II, it was my “first seminary.”
The givenness of silence
If I were to define what the vocations centre is about, I will have to say that it is about givenness. The givenness of silence, friendship, hope, faith and love!
Prayer, communal life, spiritual direction
The Vocations Centre served as the place where I encountered God closely and through this started to have a clearer mind of what he wanted from me in my life.
Guidance, Adventure and of course… God!
When I look back at my experience as an adolescent at the centre, these are the first 3 things that come to mind: adventure, guidance and God.
Nostalgia and gratitude
The phrase ‘Vocations’ Centre’ rekindles many feelings of nostalgia and gratitude within me.
God is one illogical matrix
Then I realised that what matters for the illogical God is who I am. He loves me for who I am. This was my Aha moment.
A pitstop at the law school
Many of my friends entered university to study and eventually start their own career. I felt that like my friends I also had to study law and become a lawyer.